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Police/Courts

  • Sex predator missing

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating absconded sexual predator Lamont Lewis Nelson, 34. He has been missing and on the run since April 2014. LCSO has exhausted all leads which could result in his apprehension.

    Nelson is described as a African American male, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 inches tall, between 150 and 175 pounds. Nelson has worn earrings in both ears. He was last seen with short cropped hair and a goatee.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for February 26

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Feb. 16, Eric Leonard Adams, 40, Inglis, possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $25,000.

    • Feb. 18, Dorothy Francis Ahm, 46, Old Town, petit theft, possession of controlled substance without prescription.

    • Feb. 20, Charles Theodore Blumenberg III, 29, Chiefland, DWLS.

    • Feb. 17, Jake J. Bryant, 334, Inglis, VOP.

    • Feb. 20, David W. Carter, 47, Gainesville, DWLS x3, Bond $5,000.

  • What the abbreviations in the arrest reports mean

     n Driver’s License–DL

    n Driving While License Suspended or Revoked–DWLSR

    n Driving Under the Influence–DUI

    n Failure to Appear–FTA

    n Released on Own 

    n Recognizance–ROR

    n Resisting With 

    n Violence–RWV

    n Resisting Without Violence–RW/OV

    n Violation of Probation–VOP

  • Deputy’s suspicions net drug arrest

    Levy County Sheriff’s Deputy Keagon Weatherford was a bit suspicious when he noticed two vehicles and individuals outside a closed business in the Town of Bronson. The town has had a number of burglaries in the past 14 months.

    Weatherford stopped to talk with the individuals and was able to identify one of the subjects as Ellen Elizabeth Strickland, 45. 

  • Rear-ender not serious

    A two-vehicle accident in which one vehicle rear-ended another ended with minor injuries on Feb. 10, at 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 129 and County Road 346.

    Kinsey Ward, 16, and passenger Makenna Watkins, 15, both of Chiefland were southbound in a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu sedan behind 2000 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Truitt Renaud, 23, of Trenton on US 129.

  • South Levy meth lab dismantled

    The Levy County Drug Task Force — acting on tips from the public and provided through Crime Stoppers — located and dismantled a methamphetamine lab in the Ocala Highlands West area and arrested a Morriston man. More arrests are expected in the case.

    The actions came in its investigation of individuals making and selling meth, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for February 22

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    • Feb. 12, Stephen Michael Baker, 23, Inglis, battery on law enforcement officer.

    • Feb. 11, Tamara Cournoyer, 41, Cedar Key, DUI, battery on officer, R/WV.

    • Feb. 14, Joe Nelson Davis Jr., 39, Cross City, out of county warrant.

    • Feb. 11, James Anthony Elder, 60, Old Town, taking deer or turkey with gun and light, firing weapon from a vehicle, possession of weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. Bond $85,000.

  • Sheriff seeks help in solving shooting

    Investigators are appealing once again to the residents of East Williston to come forward with information or a gun used in a shooting on Friday, Feb. 6, at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 318 and U.S. Highway 27A.

    Arrested in the shooting is Robert Junior Rives, 37, who is charged with five counts of aggravated assault, two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond is $400,000. Rives is the brother of a victim in a still unsolved fatal shooting in 2014.

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of February 12

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    • Feb. 5, Michael Bergeron, 25, Inglis, FTA. Bond $1,000.

    • Feb. 4, Stephanie Ann Carlisle, 21, Bronson, VOP.

    • Feb. 6, Kenneth Elliott Craner, 49, Ocala, out of county warrant. Bond $11,000.

    • Feb. 4, Jimmie Lee Donald, 55, Chiefland, FTA.

    • Feb. 7, Deanna Marie Drew, 29, Chiefland, retail theft, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $5,000.

  • Man accused of molesting child at church

    The Levy and Dixie County Sheriff's Offices and U.S. Marshal’s Regional Domestic Fugitive Task Force arrested an Old Town man on Thursday, Feb. 5, on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery of a person under 16.

    Joseph Louis Moscato, 67, was arrested at his home on Northeast 673 St, after LCSO obtained the warrant.